You’ve looked around and seen more and more people rocking incredible piercings and the time has finally come for you to make the leap from admiring to joining. You know you want something that shows your wild side, but you also know where your tolerance for pain lies. So, to help you decide where you want to accessorize, let’s look at which piercing hurt the most.
The Pain Factor
There are some piercings with a relatively low discomfort factor. The basic places like the earlobe and navel barely even register. Believe it or not, lip piercings are also on the lower end of the painful piercings scale. And, with lip piercing you have a ton of options to choose from on the exact location.
When you get into mid level pain, you are looking at places like cartilage and muscle. These include most areas of the ear other than the lobe, the tongue, and the nose. Cartilage is also very slow to heal so that is something to keep in mind. These also tend to be a bit more fragile than some of the other piercings. Even years after having it done, a tongue can close in 24 hours if you remove the jewelry.
As unusual as it may sound, there is a step between the moderate and the sever pain levels. This space is occupied by dermal anchors. They may not traditionally be thought of in the same vein as piercings, but these are a very similar body modification. The process involves making a permanent hole in the skin and placing a non removable base. The upside is that these can be placed pretty much anywhere the notion suits you.
Where It Really Hurts
So, where do the piercings that really rank on the pain scale go? Think of more private places. The next to top area for a piercing that may well make you cry is the nipple. But, many feel they are worth the initial discomfort for the added sensation and confidence that comes with the healed piercing. Based on this, it may come as no surprise that the very most painful area to get a piercing done is the genital area. Male or female and regardless of the location, these just hurt! This is quite understandable when you consider all the nerve endings and how sensitive this area is for most people all the time. These piercings do heal very quickly but take a lot of care during the healing process to prevent infection. The general consensus among those who elect to have one of these types of piercings done is that they are well worth the pain when they are healed so that may be a deciding factor for you. A good example of a piercing like this is the Christina piercing.
No matter where you decide to add your next piece of jewelry, the key thing in making the decision is knowing you and knowing your body. Yes, many of these piercings have an initial pain and healing factor that need to be taken into account but don’t let that stop you. If you are passionate about the idea of getting a piercing, don’t let fear of the pain keep you from the body modification of your dreams. Where is your next piercing going?